Blog Article | Achieving Accreditation’s of Excellence

At Abbey Industrial Solutions, our enduring commitment towards improvement has witnessed a successful re-certification of both ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) standards, certified by QMS International.

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) audits are part of a wider collection of management principles which provide a positive framework for operations. These standards support Abbey in delivering a confident commitment to both stakeholders and employees, through a programme of continued improvement.

The ISO 9001 standard is one of the most widely adopted quality management standards in the world, and supports Abbey to continuously monitor, manage and improve our service offering. As highlighted on the QMS website; the ISO 9001 Standard is a powerful business improvement tool which provides the framework and guidance a business needs to consistently meet customer expectations and regulatory requirements.

Meanwhile; ISO 14001 aids Abbey in its ongoing environmental commitments through the reduction of waste, improving resource efficiency and cutting waste management costs. This global standard promotes compliance with increasingly stringent environmental laws and regulations.

Sasha, Operations Manager at Abbey Industrial Solutions expressed the importance of these accreditations for the business; “These accreditations not only serve to comfort clients in the knowledge of Abbey stringently adhering to widely recognised guidelines for management systems and environmental frameworks, but they also help the business to achieve consistent operational excellence and deliver on the Abbey Promise across the multiple services we offer.”

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Alongside ISO certifications; Abbey is also recognised by the Institute of Acoustics, the UK’s professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration. This accreditation is practiced by all of Abbey’s specialist engineers through manufacture led training. This allows the safe observation of Vibration Testing either on a client’s site or at one of our workshops. Employees who regularly use power tools may be at risk of developing a range of occupational hazards related to the vibrating nature of hand tools, these are collectively known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

It is estimated that over a million users are exposed to an increased risk of developing HAVS, a risk compounded if operators exceed usage against the recommended limits outlined by Health and Safety guidelines. To this end; Abbey can work with businesses to both manage and mitigate  employers’ risk. Our Institute of Acoustics trained experts will conduct a full on-site assessment using Abbey’s own specialist testing equipment before offering tangible ways to reduce risk whilst advising on best future practice.

Abbey are also CHAS accredited, which allows our clients to confidently to call upon our engineer’s services on a contractual basis, knowing that with this accreditation we will always operate with stringent recognition of robust health and safety standards.

Finally, Abbey are also acknowledged by Achilles; a UK construction industry accreditation and risk management scheme. All of these accreditations work in synchronisation to deliver the Abbey Promise; to work in close alliance with our clients to reduce all tooling related challenges. A promise substantiated by a robust, time served team of engineers forming the backbone of Abbey’s success.

Contact the team at Abbey Industrial Solutions today to learn how we can help you maximise your manufacturing productivity: |  01924 224240

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